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AMBA Awards
The Asian Marine & Boating Awards (AMBA) invites the leaders of marine industry and social celebrities from all walks of the life. It's a grand gathering of global elite industries and over 500 brands from more than 20 countries join the election. This event provided a commendable platform from boat manufacturers, yacht club, sailing cities and anyone who does their best for the leisure marine industry in Asia and worldwide.
AMBA Award 2018 Winner List
Category
Winner
Description
 
 
Best Sailing Boat Under 40'
Dufour 310 Grand Large
Her high aspect rig along with twin rudders point towards a boat with performance on its mind yet the voluminous hull fitted in light oak provides ample comfortable space below.
 
Best Sailing Boat Over 40'
Beneteau Oceanis 62
It's a Beneteau Jim, but not as you know it. Electric everything and the feel of a mini-superacht, it is no surprise this model is doing very well for beneteau globally.
 
Best Motor Yacht Under 55’
Bavaria R40 FLY
The BAVARIA R40 FLY has a streamlined, elegant design; It's not easy to find a boat with a flying bridge in the 40 feet of motorboats on the market, but R40 FLY is one of the few that can meet the needs of ship owners.
 
Best Motor Yacht Over 55’
Azimut Yachts Grande 27 Metri
'It has the biggest living areas in this category thanks to carbon fiber construction, with up to five cabins with sleek and sporty styling. The new design and internal concept by Stefano Righini combines seamlessly with flowing interior lines in pure Salvagni style.
 
Best Brand Penetration
Beneteau
Through the years, Beneteau carefully selects the most professional partners to be its representatives based in China’s major coastal cities. Now we have a strong network of 10 dealers in China. Beneteau is actively initiating and supporting various kinds of regattas, sailing events and owners’ gatherings in China as well as multiple boat shows, lifestyle shows and technical seminars.
 
Best Event of the Year
Round Hainan Race
A combination of "round the cans races", with a two leg "round the island" element grows in popularity with the primarily local sailors.
 
Personality of the Year
Dongfeng Race Team
Not just in China but with a fan base around the world, this team is really putting Chinese Offshore Sailing on the map. 3rd overall last time round, they are striving to improve that result in the current race.
 
Best Marina of the Year
Sanya Serenity
As one of currently only two Gold Anchor Scheme Platinum accredited marinas this marina sets standards in Asia (and the world) that most marinas currently can only aspire to. It proves that concrete and floating docks are not enough to reach the top but the provision of a 1st class service is just as important.
 
Best Water Leisure Destination of the Year
Phuket, Thailand
Beautiful beaches, a warm winter climate and isolated islands are the core attractions that lure millions of tourists from colder climates each year. These are exactly the kind of attractions that those on boats are much better positioned to seek out and enjoy.
 
Best Sports or Leisure  Fishing Boat
Everglades 435 CC
Everglades is the work of Dougherty family's life! They employ a team of women and craftsmen with a specific artistic talent. Years of hard work have enabled Everglades to enjoy a reputation for extreme innovation and unmatched security.
 
Most Innovative Company
Mercury
The company’s motto, “Powering Innovation, Connecting with Customers”, aligns with Mercury Marine’s vision of enhancing the boating experience for its customers and providing opportunities to make boating easier.
 
China's Leading Lights
JEANNEAU
Quality, innovation and elegance.Three values that have stood the course of Jeanneau’s history. Jeanneau's mission is to allow everyone to discover the pleasures of the sea, and to experience in complete serenity those singular moments spent on the water
 
Special Media Awards
Far East Boats
Far East Boats is dedicated to sailboat R&D and manufacturing, and is listed as one of Shanghai’s high technology enterprises. Far East Boats is not just the only world-famous sailboat brand from China but also the pioneer enterprise in diversifying a sailboat brand.